10 Mercedes-Benz SL (R107)

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Auction News -

Strong and re­li­able, but per­haps not the most dy­namic driv­ing ma­chine, the R107 SL and C107 SLC are all about en­gi­neer­ing in­tegrity and great looks. With as much pres­ence as its Pagoda pre­de­ces­sor, it’s a good all-rounder, be­ing ideal for long dis­tance con­ti­nent cross­ing but also the daily com­mute. Good ones won’t lose money, but it’s worth avoid­ing se­ri­ously scruffy and rusty ex­am­ples, as putting them right will cost more than buy­ing a sound, orig­i­nal, well-main­tained car in the first place. Don’t dis­miss the small-en­gined mod­els ei­ther – they’re just as ca­pa­ble as their big­ger-en­gined sib­lings in gen­eral use.

1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SL. £12,100. Brightwells

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PRICE RANGE £1500-25,000

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